Holiday Hand Sanitizer Holders

It’s 2020, the year of the Hand Sanitzer. If we have to carry hand sanitzer, it has to be cute and seasonably appropriate, right? I was searching for this week’s embroidery video and stumbled upon these cuties on Designs By Little Bee’s website. I thought they were perfect little somethings for me to give to our delivery people (Amazon Delivery, UPS, MailMan, and my Fed Ex delivery man).

They are just a little something to make their long holiday delivery days a little bit brighter.

I am going to show you how to make the Santa version on the Ricoma EM1010 Muti Needle and the Reindeer on the Single Needle Janome, but don’t worry, you can make either one on either machine. You can even make them with a 4 x 4 hoop (just choose the design with the eyelet).

As a reminder, if you’ve been thinking about the Ricoma EM1010 their Black November specials are still running through the end of November. Use this link and save $100 off their already lowest prices of the seasons, along with FREE shipping, 0% financing and Free Starter kit which includes CHROMA software!

Are you ready to get started? I’ve got both videos linked below. Regardless of which machine you have, you can watch either video to walk you through each step. The difference with the multi needle is that I don’t have to stop to rethread and change colors (much faster).

Here’s the Santa Multi-Needle Tutorial:

Here’s the Single Needle Reindeer Tutorial:

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How to Sublimate a Glass Cutting Board

Are you looking for gift ideas for the holidays? I’ve got one that I hope you’re going to love!

I am back with another Sublimation tutorial. Today, we are making glass cutting boards. I found these to be so fun. I can think of a ton of ways to utilize this fun project. How about putting your favorite team logo and then using it as a cheese/serving tray at your next football gathering? Photos, of course, make great gifts for grandparents as well as moms and dads. Another fun idea would be to add your favorite family recipe and then give them to various family members. You could also add a favorite quote, holiday meme, favorite characters, movie scenes, inspirational quotes and the list goes on and on. However you choose to use them, I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

I used my Sawgrass SG500 sublimation printer and my 15 x 15 heat press with the pretreated glass cutting boards that are perfect for sublimation (hint: use code 9PSR5 to save 15% on the cutting boards).

Want to see how easy it is to create this fun addition to any kitchen? Let’s get started:

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Animal Print Key Chains… I mean c’mon :)

I was so happy when Parker on the Porch gave me the OK to make a video featuring her fun animal print key chains. I mean, Leopard is the signature pattern of this crazy 2020 year.

Leopard is everywhere.

They are each made on the embroidery machine. I used my Ricoma EM1010 Multi-Needle Machine (link saves you $100), but you can make them on a single-needle machine as well.

I sent this one to my leopard-loving friend, Teri. She loved leopard before leopard was on every display at the mall.

I kept the Zebra keychain, but I love the tiger print, too! Don’t you think they would make the perfect stocking stuffer?

If you want to learn how to make these adorable In the Hoop Key Chains, click the tutorial below.

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Drawstring Pouch

I am back with another beginner-friendly sewing project. This drawstring bag is a great staple pattern to have in your sewing arsenal. It is so versatile.

This pattern can be adapted to any size you need. It is great to be used as a reuseable gift bag, candy bag, gym bag even a mask bag. I keep one in my car to keep clean masks in and another for dirty masks.

Find out how to create this multi-purpose bag in my step by step tutorial here:

Placemat Box Pouch with Embroidery

I am so excited about today’s video. It is a remake of this project I made several years ago. I had just started sewing when I made that video and never expected that it would have almost a half of a million views in a relatively short time. The beauty of this bag is that it is beginner-sewing friendly. There is something about using a placemat that makes it a little less scary for new sewists.

In today’s video I am going to show you the updated version of this super simple boxy bag which includes embroidery on the front as well as the new Pioneer Woman Placemats. The original placemat pouch became really popular in the embroidery groups on Facebook. In fact, that is what inspired me to begin my embroidery journey. I loved how they took my tutorial and stepped it up a notch by adding personalized embroidery monograms.

The fact that these pouches are so easy and inexpensive to make, make them the perfect holiday gift. My girls love them for make up bags, Evie loves them to carry her “stuff”, and I use several of them in my craftroom to keep things organized such as my Kam Snap kits.

They are also great sellers for craft fairs, etsy shops and boutiques.

If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you could easily swap out the embroidery for iron on/htv.

If you are interested in the multi-needle embroidery machine I have, I wanted to let you know that Ricoma is having a BLACK NOVEMBER sale (because 1 Black Friday is not enough for a sale this big). They have their lowest prices of the season for the entire month of November, 0% financing, FREE shipping and FREE embroidery software. The best prices are at the beginning of the month and will gradually increase throughout the month of November until they go back to full price. If you use this link you can save an additional $100.

If you are in the market for a single needle embroidery machine here are the ones I recommend. Keep In mind, I always recommend getting the largest hoop size that fits within your budget.4 x 4 Hoop Machine , 5 x 7 Hoop Machine, 8 x 11 Hoop Machine (This is my single-needle machine I’ve used in earlier videos)

Are you ready to make some quick and easy box pouches? Here’s the tutorial:

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How to add Embroidery to a Towel

I am back with another embroidery project.  I used my Ricoma EM1010 embroidery machine to create personalized towels for the guest bath.

 

Now, I am not sure why Wrigley always has to get his nose into things, but he does.  Every single time I take a photo in this particular spot, here he comes.

 

So, why do I feel the need to add names to the guest bath towels? Is it just my house, or do your kids feel the need to get a new towel for every day that they are at your house?  I get it, they don’t know which towel belongs to who by the next day, so they get a fresh towel.

However, since I have added their names to the towels they are able to use their towels more than once.  It worked!  Simple solution.  I used my multi-needle machine to create the large names, but you can use a single needle embroidery machine like the one I have to create a similar design. I’ve listed the step by step tutorial that I used for this set below.  Keep scrolling to see my embroidery on towels tutorials with a single needle machine.

 

If you’re interested in the Ricoma Em1010, check out their Black November Sale.  You can also save an additional $100 when you use this link.

 

Single Needle Tutorial with Applique

Single Needle with Embroidery:

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How to Sublimate a Tumbler without a Mug Press

I am so excited to share how I sublimated these super cute Skinny Tumblers. You may be surprised to know that you can achieve the same results without the use of a mug press!

The images on the tumblers above wrap all the way around the cups. You can get a better look in my video tutorial below.

Ace and Evie are going to flip when they see their cool cups. They also come with metal straws, which are perfect for the kids.

Watch the step by step tutorial over on my youtube channel.

Thanks for stopping by.

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How to Make Custom Fabric Labels

One of the questions I get asked all of the time is how I make my custom fabric labels. They are super easy and there are multiple ways to create you own customized labels.

I made the above labels using my sublimation printer and some various fabric and ribbons. I love the detail in the labels. I also used this method to create smaller labels to add to Ace’s masks for school.

You can find my step by step tutorial for this method below, but if you don’t have a sublimation printer, keep scrolling because I have a solution for you.

If you don’t have a sublimation printer, try this method using Cricut Infusible Ink Markers or Artesprix Markers:

This method is better suited for a less detailed label, but it works just as well.

Don’t have sublimation markers? I have one more method for you to try.

This method is great for detailed labels, but may not be a good solution for something that will be washed often, as the ink may begin to fade.

So there you have it, 3 ways to create your very own customized labels.

I can’t wait to see your DIY fabric labels.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow? Say what?

OK, this might just be my favorite project so far. You guys! This is so fun! Did you know that Cricut Infusible Ink is basically the same as Sublimation? It is. While Infusbile Ink comes in the form of a paper-like transfer sheet and sublimation ink is a liquid, they both transfer by heating the ink up to a gaseous stage that can than be infused into a substrate. Well that gave me an idea. Let’s try to make a sequin pillow using a sublimation blank and Cricut Infusible Ink. It worked!

I used Cricut Infusible Ink and an image from a Girl and A Glue Gun to create this glittery beauty! It was so easy!

Of course, I had to make more pillows for the kids using my sublimation printer.

sorry, the photos aren’t great. I forgot to take them when I made them so I had to make do with some phone pics.

so, are you ready to crank out some sequin pillows for the holidays? I’ve got two tutorials for you. One features Infusible Ink and the other is using a sublimation printer.

Create Sublimation Sequin Pillows with or without a Sublimation Printer

Hello sequin pillows!

This just might be my favorite use of Sequins. Did you know you can use Cricut Infusible Ink on a Sequin Pillow Blank to create really fun and interactive pillows. Take a look at how amazing this pillow turned out.

If you have a Sublimation printer, you can create similar pillows with even more customizations. Check out this one I made for my grandson.

The kids love their pillows! I love how easy it was to create fun pillows that were customized especially for them. Evie requested a pillow with Elsa (Frozen) pillow. I was able to create exactly what she wanted in less than 5 minutes.

These are going to make amazing gifts for the holidays, kids parties and let’s face it, that Maker pillow is a piece of Decor in my craftroom.

If you want to make a (or ten) sequin pillow of your own, watch my step by step tutorials below. I will walk you through using Cricut Infusible Ink in the first video and using a Sublimation printer in the second video.